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2003-2004 Institutional Effectiveness Plans

Mathematics and Science Division

Account Number          2-10300  

Related College Strategic Goal & Objective

Objective(Please number each objective and provide a detailed description)

Measurable Outcome Directly Related to the Objective

Expected Cost (Budget: Adequate or Increase $______)

Steps for Assessing Outcomes for each Objective

I, Obj 4

II

III, Obj 3

IV, Obj 2

V, Obj 2

XII

1. Participate in community outreach and P16/professional development activities

1. Host two collaboratives with service area high school and middle school teachers (one each semester)

$500 (Professional Development Grant)

1.       Form committee to develop topics.

2.       Math Dept will submit professional development grant to provide funding.

3.       Contact area school superintendents and invite teachers.

4.       Success will be measured by the number attending and participant satisfaction ascertained by evaluations.

5.       Analyze results of evaluations for improvements and suggested topics for future sessions.

 

 

2. Host a Science/Math Expo in Spring 2004

 

Adequate

1.       Committee will develop areas of interest to be displayed/demonstrated at Expo.

2.       Select faculty and students to host/demonstrate.

3.       Advertise and invite public.

4.       Success will be measured by the number attending and participant satisfaction ascertained by evaluations.

5.       Analyze results of evaluations for improvements and suggested topics for future sessions.

 

 

3. Submit a grant proposal,  Science Institute:  A Bridge Between Middle And High School in Fall 2003.

Adequate

1.       Faculty members will research activities to be included in grant.

2.       If approved, grant activities will be conducted January 2004 through September 2004.

 

 

4. Conduct professional development activities for division faculty.

Adequate

1.       Seek faculty and department chair input for professional development needs/interests.

2.       Develop list of possible activities.

3.       Contact university personnel to conduct professional development activities for division faculty.

4.       A training session for nursing advisors will also be conducted to advise on new TSU program requirements.

 

 

5. Host the annual high school math contest sponsored by the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers’ Association in April 2004.

Adequate

1.       Work with TMTA to ensure all requirements are met.

2.       Faculty will develop some tests to be given.

3.       Faculty will conduct testing and grading.

 

 

6. Participate in the statewide community college math contest in Spring 2004.

Adequate

1.       Math faculty help construct the tests.

2.       Solicit students to participate.

I, Obj 4

VI, Obj 2

XII

2. Increase the number and analyze the quality of distance education courses

1. Increase the number of on-line courses by 1.

Adequate

 

 

1.       Math 1830 faculty will develop on-line course.

2.       Offer 1830 on-line in Spring 2004.

3.       Evaluate course based on grade distributions, student comments, problems encountered, etc.

4.       Revise course based on evaluation.

 

 

2. Increase the number of sections of current distance education courses offered by 17.

Adequate

1.       Analyze offerings from last 2 years to determine offerings needed.

2.       Additional RODP sections will be offered in accordance with TBR guidelines.

 

 

3. Increase the number of faculty qualified to teach RODP by 12.

Adequate

1.       Seek faculty who desire to teach RODP courses.

2.       Faculty will attend TBR training for RODP courses.

 

 

4. Study of the quality of distance education courses.

Adequate

1.       Grade distributions of distance education courses will be compared to those of traditional lecture courses.

2.       Student comments will be analyzed to determine improvements needed.

3.       Review course manuals and syllabi to ensure consistency with traditional lecture courses.

4.       Analyze any problems encountered with distance education courses.

5.       If warranted, make revisions to courses.

I, Obj 4

II

V, Obj 2

VI, Obj 2

XII

3. Increase the availability and marketing of courses and programs

 

1. Based on demand, additional sections of math courses will be offered in Fall and Spring

Adequate

 

 

 

 

1.       Four math courses will be offered in 7-week sessions.

 

 

 

2. Based on demand, additional sections of anatomy and physiology and microbiology will be offered in Fall and Spring semesters

Adequate

1.       Hire additional biology instructor.

2.       Conversion of the Warf Building chemistry labs to biology labs will enable additional sections to be offered.

 

 

3. Deliver remedial math course at TTU in Fall and Spring semesters.

Adequate

1.       Work with TTU administration to offer the course (determine class time, room schedule, etc.)

2.       Hire faculty to teach.

 

 

4. Increase the use of the internet in courses.

Adequate

1.       Additional course syllabi will be put on line.

2.       Equip some labs with the capability for students to complete and submit some work on line.

 

 

5. Revise and develop brochures in engineering and nursing by May 2004.

Adequate

1.       Division faculty will determine information needed in brochures.

2.       Work with the Office of Public Relations to develop brochures.

 

X

XII

4. Determine the feasibility of developing a biotechnology program

 

Feasibility study complete by June 30, 2004.

 

 

 

 

Adequate

 

 

 

 

1.       In conjunction with the IE Office, survey professionals and potential employers to determine need.

2.       Conduct a cost analysis.

3.       Research programs offered by other community colleges and universities for program development, cost, etc.

4.       If feasible, a new program in Biotechnology Lab Technician will be proposed.

I, Obj 4

 

5. Compare division general education course outcomes with revised core curriculum outcomes indicated in Defining Our Future

Syllabi and course manuals will be updated if needed by June 30, 2004

Adequate

 

1.       Faculty committees will review current courses for content, outcomes, etc. to ensure they meet outcomes indicated in Defining Our Future.

2.       Make revisions as necessary.

I, Obj 4

VI, Obj 2

6. Convert calculus courses from five credit hours to four credit hours.

Syllabi and course manuals will be updated by May 2004.

Adequate

1.       Faculty will revise manuals and syllabi to reflect changes in sequence of topics taught.

 

 


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